Sehwag

  • Points to ponder before India take the field in Mohali March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A victorious Indian team had a day and a half trimmed from their workload in Hyderabad thanks to Australia's inept batting on the fourth day, during which they crashed to 131 all out. The win was India's second biggest against Australia (an innings and 135 runs) and following...
  • Selectors must take a call on Sehwag's fate as opener: Dravid March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has said that the national selectors must take a call on whether to continue with struggling Virender Sehwag as an opener in the Test series in South Africa later this year or give someone else a chance. "I think the selectors and management need...
  • I would like to see Dhawan play for Sehwag and Ojha for Harbhajan: Gaurav Kalra March 5, 2013

    Can this win kickstart India's climb back to the top of Test rankings? CNN-IBN's Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra shared his perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Has these 2 test matches proven that England is much better team than Aussies? Asked by: Ajay Sudame A. If...
  • Sehwag still has a lot of cricket left in him, feels Kiran More March 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Former India selector Kiran More on Monday said the form of underperforming senior opening batsman Virender Sehwag was a cause for concern and the selectors may be inclined to give others a chance in the remainder of the Border-Gavaskar series. "He is a quality cricketer. For me he is...
  • Pujara-Vijay stand sets record for India v Australia in Test cricket March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The unbroken 294 that Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay added on day two in Hyderabad is now the best second-wicket stand for India versus Australia in Tests, surpassing the 224 that Mohinder Amarnath and Sunil Gavaskar added at Sydney in 1986. This alliance puts them at sixth spot...
  • 2nd Test, Day 2: As it happened March 3, 2013

    Live updates from the second Test between India and Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. A to-and-fro opening day of the second Test at Uppal ended with India 5 for 0 in reply to Australia's 237 for 9 declared. The three sessions were divided and offered viewers another gripping Bhuveshwar...
  • Australia's weakness is spin, so I say go attack: Jamie Alter February 27, 2013

    Should India persist with three spinners for the Hyderabad Test? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. It is almost an home ground for Ojha, therefore he should be in the eleven instead of Harbhajan. Your comments. Asked by: Sandeep...
  • Chepauk, a hub of Indian cricket records February 27, 2013

    During their eight-wicket win over Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India set a host of records at a storied venue in which they already share a great history. From the highest score by an Indian to the maximum centuries at a venue, the MA Chidambaram Stadium -...
  • 1st Test: Eight-wicket win gives India the series lead February 26, 2013

    Chennai: It took India nine overs to snap an obdurate last-wicket Australian stand, and 11.3 to achieve the 50 runs needed to claim a series lead. Australia came out on Sunday with a lead of 40 but were only able to nine to that before the No. 11 Nathan Lyon...
  • India v Australia, 1st Test, Day 5: as it happened February 26, 2013

    Facing a 192-run deficit after MS Dhoni's 224, the tourists eked out a 40-run lead with one wicket remaining on day four in Chennai. India's spinners grabbed nine wickets for 175 runs in 65.5 overs to set up hopes of a four-day victory, but were left frustrated by a stubborn last-wicket...
  • 1st Test: Sehwag has failed to learn from Tendulkar February 23, 2013

    The sixth over of India's innings on day two of the Chennai Test told a story of two different characters. To watch a clueless Virender Sehwag search for where the ball that he had just played was, and then fail to push it away before it disturbed his leg stump,...
  • Sehwag's slip-ups at slip are hurting India February 22, 2013

    It was August of 2012, New Zealand were touring India and found the going tough. So tough, in fact, that they hardly put up a fight in the two Test matches in Hyderabad and Bangalore. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were in superb form, Pragyan Ojha and R Ashwin were...
  • Landslide Test series victory for India? Think again February 21, 2013

    An India v Australia encounter on the cricketing field forces one to remember the legion of greats who were part of this rivalry and a couple of great series between the two teams. But this time around, it is not about the greats. There is no Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting,...
  • I would have gone for Jaffer instead of Sehwag for the Australia series: Jamie Alter February 20, 2013

    Can India bury the ghost of the England series against Australia? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. It is indeed a testing time for both teams, with both in transition times. Doesn't Australia look better in paper and with players in Form....
  • India openers on notice after Gambhir hundred February 18, 2013

    The conundrum surrounding India's Test openers - which subtracted Gautam Gambhir from the squad, put Virender Sehwag on notice and blanketed Wasim Jaffer's run pile - isn't over; in fact, it's itching to begin afresh. Gambhir's century for India A has given a new twist to India's opening dilemma. But what...
  • Focus on fielding drills in Team India training February 17, 2013

    Bangalore: The Indian cricket team on Sunday had a three-hour long high-intensity training session in the morning with main focus on fielding drills on the second day of the three-day training camp ahead of their Test series against Australia starting next week. With a pleasant weather prevailing in the city, the...
  • Fletcher summons raw talent to join India camp February 16, 2013

    Bangalore: The 15-member Indian squad, which landed in the city in batches along with the support staff, will start their three-day training camp from Saturday at National Cricket Academy ahead of the first Test against Australia at Chennai, starting on February 22. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and co. will leave for...
  • Pattinson hails 'class' Indian batting line-up February 14, 2013

    Chennai: Fit-again Australian pacer James Pattinson believes India still boast of a "class batting line-up" despite the retirements of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman and the visitors will have to work really hard to beat the hosts in their own backyard during the four-Test series. "It's different (batting line-up) from the...
  • Cricketer of the Year - do we need another list? February 8, 2013

    Every year Wisden picks Five Cricketers of the Year to salute a player's influence on the previous English season. Is it time the list was renamed 'Five Cricketers of the English Year'? Or its reach broadened to international not just domestic cricket? Or do we need another list to mark...
  • I can't sit thinking why I am not playing Tests: Vijay February 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Despite being a prolific scorer in domestic cricket, Murali Vijay has played only 12 Test for India in the more than four years but the Chennai batsman says it makes sense in moving forward than staying demoralised. Vijay was third opener after Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in the...
  • Irani Cup: Rest of India close day one on 330-5 against Mumbai February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Opener Murali Vijay stroked his way to his second successive century in the Irani Cup as Rest of India dominated the opening day of their five-day fixture against recently crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday. With good contributions from one-down batsman Manoj Tiwary (37),...
  • Nayar hopes help from Tendulkar in leading Mumbai February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Handed the captaincy role after injury to Ajit Agarkar, Mumbai cricket team skipper Abhishek Nayar on Tuesday said that he would take help from senior players like Sachin Tendulkar in leading the Ranji champion side in the Irani Cup match against Rest of India which begins here on Wednesday. "It...
  • Raina keen to utilise Irani Trophy to earn Test recall February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Having played a key role in the One-day series against England after being ignored for the four-Test rubber against the same opponents, middle-order batsman Suresh Raina Monday said he would like to utilise the Irani Trophy here to earn a recall to the Test squad. "I have been scoring...
  • Irani Trophy: Agarkar out, Nayar to lead Mumbai February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Newly-crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai will be without their captain Ajit Agarkar for the Irani Trophy against the Rest of India (ROI) because of a groin injury. "Agarkar has been ruled out of the match because of a groin injury, which he picked up during the final. The team will...
  • India's ODI series win cannot make up for the loss of a Test series at home: Gaurav Kalra January 25, 2013

    Will the ODI series win against England help India to bury the ghost of recent failures? CNN-IBN's Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. No body has right to question or to blame Dhoni for recent Test debacle or other for series. Now Indian...
  • Will Rohit's ODI career go Sachin way? January 25, 2013

    Cricket is a game of inconceivable intrigues and glorious uncertainties. It often flouts the norms, conventional wisdom and unfolds in its own enigmatic, but enchanting, way keeping the spectators guessing. The much-reviled Rohit Sharma, who had scored just 17 runs in six ODIs, was drafted into the team for the...
  • Shah Rukh tops Forbes India's 'Celebrity 100' list January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan has topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of India's biggest entertainers based on their income and popularity. Salman Khan and MS Dhoni, who closely followed SRK in the ranking, might be more famous, but King Khan landed at No 1 in...
  • India needs to develop a habit of winning matches consistently: Jamie Alter January 22, 2013

    Do India look capable of holding on to their No 1 ODI ranking? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. India is well served by potential match winners so long as the batting goes, but the cause of concern for them is their bowling...
  • Pujara is not luggage, he can play ODIs too January 22, 2013

    We saw how a rookie, when thrown in the line of fire, comes up as a promising youngster. It happened with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed and there's no reason why Cheteshwar Pujara can't repeat his Test heroics in limited-overs cricket to give Gautam Gambhir - who has been...
  • Ganguly does not think Sehwag's ODI career over January 16, 2013

    Kochi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly refused to think that Virender Sehwag's ODI career was over after he was dropped from Indian squad for the first three matches of the ongoing series against England and said that the opener has still a lot of cricket left in him. Asked if Sehwag's one-day...